To prove this, it has given "pathfinder" schools huge sums of money - pound;173,000 - to show how it can be done.
Anyone with half a brain could produce such a "dramatic change" with such resources. My nine-year-old daughter would make sure every teacher in the school got a cooked breakfast when they arrived ( she knows I don't have time for breakfast) and every pupil a chocolate bar at breaktime - for a year.
If there was any money left I'd persuade her to spend it on salaries, training, interactive whiteboards, and a further pound;73,000 to build an annexe for my school's two teaching administrators. Then we'd all be on a level pathfinder field.
David J Peel
The Russell school (non-pathfinder)